This is powerful! It shows how important it is for a victim of domestic violence to break one’s silence and speak out against the abuser. According to current RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) literature, “laying charges is a crucial step in holding the abuser responsible for his/her actions. According to Family Violence in Canada: A Statistical Profile 2006, nearly sixty percent (57%) of all victims indicated that the violence decreased after police intervention. This suggests that making spousal assault a criminal act and a public concern does make a difference.” We at Ending Abuse Media encourage all victims of abuse to find the courage and strength to break their silence. It is the first and most crucial step in enabling the process for a happier, healthier, and safer life.

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